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Head of School Update: Monday, January 21, 2019

Dear JH Classical Academy Parents,
"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop… and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."
These were prophetic words, uttered the day before his assassination.  The words challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a testament of hope at a time when people needed inspiration and leadership.  He was inspired by his Christian beliefs, his life experiences, and a compassionate concern for the dignity of all humankind.

He galvanized the Civil Rights Movement in a historic August 28, 1963, speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial: “I say to you today, my friend, that in spite of all the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” Like many men who changed the world, Martin Luther King Jr.’s determination not to let go of the dreams God had placed on his heart made him an agent of hope and liberation. 
Hope is a powerful weapon.  Hope is stable, like an anchor that keeps a vessel from drifting.  Hope is tangible, like solid evidence we can grab hold of from a trustworthy God.  Hope is durable, like an inheritance that transcends time and is unchanging in purpose.  Hope renews faith, and faith carries us through difficult times.  
As we forge forward with JH Classical Academy’s future plans, it has been a comfort to study the virtue of hope with the students this month.  It has also been a comfort to learn about men of God who, no matter the struggle, stood firm and depended on the strength and power of the Lord God Almighty to be victorious. 
“There are three stages to every great work of God;
first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”
― Hudson Taylor              
“Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 
― St. Francis of Assisi      
“It always seems impossible until it it’s done.
― Nelson Mandela     
May we refrain from despair.  May we dream of that promised land.  May we stand together at this juncture in prayer that our hopes for JH Classical Academy will be realized through His love and power.  May we become agents of hope for children through classical and Christian education!
Standing firm in hope, 
Mrs. Polly J. Friess
Head of School

Mountain Range


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